Saturday, August 14, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
There are SO many creative ways to ensure your tastes and styles are kept within each piece of furniture or decor found in your home, not to mention even the design and features in the architecture of your homes, that can help us make sustainable living a way of life.Cortica Chaise Lounge
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Peter Callesen creates these unusual and intricate designs out of plain A4 paper... these paper cuts astonish me every time I see a new one.... take a look for yourself. They will remind you ANYTHING is possible.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
These cards are brought to you by Botanical Paperworks a no brainer in terms of innovative ways to create invitations, menu cards, escort & place cards, etc. These paperworks can be planted in the ground and out come wildflowers!
These are one of my latest faves to use. Why don't you?
Beeswax Candles are a natural product that are non-allergenic, non-toxic, and burn a beautiful golden halo, with no smoke!
Another great option.... plantable favours! You can find trees, flowers, vegetables, herbs and so much more in seeds or in a young growth stage to place on your table as a favour. Each has their own aesthetic, depending on the look and feel you want... so take your pick!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Last night...in my dreams... I was at a design competition, and of course how dreams go, I didn't know that I was to be in the competition. I had a booth I had to create a display in - no guidelines given, just a time frame...1 hour. AH! I went speeding off into this supply room I just "magically" found (of course my dream would have a hidden resource room lol) and started gathering bits and pieces of things I could potentially use!. The booth space was all set in black and I had to make it stand out.... no time to change it so I went through the resource room to find what I could. The space also already had a name of a company on it. Mine was a Fashion House. Of course... I don't remember the name, because the words seemed all jumbled in the dream. I knew it had to be something that was out-there, and urban. So I began to play. Neon was my choice to set this stage apart! Hot Fuchsia Pink, an Intense Yellow and Bright Citrus Green.
I was wowed in my dream, I loved the concept and the way it turned out. I was surprisingly as detailed in creating the vision in my dream as I am when I do my own designs... it was all so much fun and of course, with the hour time frame I was given, I stopped production just in the nick of time! Dreams! Ah they always do that to ya :)
Thought I'd share another one of my quirky ideas that came from a dream. I love "Ah-ha" moments and I would LOVE to create this design too! Any takers? :P
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Imagine this.........you enter a secret venue hidden through pathways and alleyways in the city (which you only find out the location via text message 2 hours before the event starts) and into a Red Velvet room you go, draped from floor to ceiling, surrounded by elegantly dimmed candlelight, you see nothing but multiple doors, some large, some crooked, some you can only enter from the ceiling... too many to choose from. All but one opens freely, and to enter you have to use a simple old fashion key provided to you when you received the invitation.
Additionaly, I just went to see Tim Burton's creation of the story, a sequel to the first movie, and I must admit I was left speechless. The set design... UNREAL! I think Tim Burton hit it out of the park with this one. I also went to see his work at MOMA in NYC this past January and oh how I love his work... and want to take a peak inside his head!
I love when people have wild and so far out there ideas of the world. Seeing it through someone else eyes is always exciting!! Does he have a blog? I wonder......
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
So for this designer to have started making cakes I was in heaven! Sally Bratt has an amazing eye for design through her photography, graphic design and illustration, she has created some imaginative works, but for me... the most exciting is in her latest endeavour... CAKES!
Her company House of the Rising Cake is just getting started, but is more than ready to face off against some of the leaders in the Toronto area. So if you are looking for a melt in your mouth, eye catching, imaginative idea for your next party or special event, House of the Rising Cake will do that for you!!
For more information on Sally and House of The Rising Cake please visit her Facebook Fan Page